Category Archives: OP-ED

Friday the 13th: Ranked

Years ago, when my brother and I recorded our Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter commentary track, I put out the question: “How do you rate crap?” Indeed, how does one rate what is objectively a bad series of films? Friday the 13th is about as repetitive...

A Horror Renaissance

I haven’t had much confidence in modern horror films for what seems like a long time. That’s not to say there hasn’t been anything worthwhile in the last twenty years. It’s more that the current state of the genre was so depressing that my interest fell. We’ve...

An Open Letter to Dennis Hauck

A cry into the internet void about missing the writer/director’s extreme-limited-release 35mm roadshow indie drama, Too Late. We tried to see your movie. We really did. I ate up everything about this movie I could without spoiling it for myself. I read more than one review comparing...

Steven Soderbergh: The Invisible Auteur

It’s been a minute since the Schizopolis episode dropped, but I have some more stuff to say about Steven Soderbergh. In our Criterion Erection episode we briefly touched on something huge: Soderbergh received two Oscar Best Director nominations for the year 2000. My uninformed comment on the...

Your Wallet v Superman

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned $170.1 million this past weekend, making it the 6th-highest grossing opening weekend of all time. I’ve heard nothing but bad things about it. So everyone saw it and nobody liked it… we’re sending a mixed message here. What’s louder? Your...

Where are the Heroes?

I’ve been spending way too much time thinking about why Batman v Superman was unenjoyable and how it’s possible that it turned out so poorly. Despite my ambivalence to its release i really wasn’t expecting something so frustrating and depressing. I think the biggest flaw in this...